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Half-plate and Four Quarter-plate Daguerreotype Portraits of Young Ladies

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
563
Sold for:
$900$750

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Auction:
Discovery - 2654M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Half-plate and Four Quarter-plate Daguerreotype Portraits of Young Ladies, the half-plate portrait depicting a young woman seated with one arm resting on a table set with books, the tablecloth tinted blue; four quarter-plates: a woman wearing a floral and lace bonnet seated beside a table holding a book, a woman with a sausage-curl hairstyle, a woman wearing a striped dress with a lacy cape, and a woman wearing a cloak and lacy black mitts, seated with one arm resting on a table, the brass mat impressed "S. ROOT 363 BROADWAY N.Y." (probably Samuel Root, 1820-1889), each mounted in a pressed-paper/leather case, (imperfections).
Estimate $300-500

half-plate portrait depicting a young woman/arm resting on a table- couple very small minor mat scratches, small brownish spider on her skirt, case split..
Four quarterplates:
Woman wearing a floral/lace bonnet seated/table holding book- tarnish ring, scattered spiders, and dust, case lacking cover.
Woman w/ausage curls- tarnish ring, scattered spiders, and dust, case splitting.
Woman w/striped dress- scattered dust and spiders.
Woman wcloak/black mittsby table- case lacking cover., minor tarnish spots, spiders, and dust, under brass mat and glass only, lacking case.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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